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  • This time, Holi low key affair for both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar 17-03-2014 12:27 PM

    Millions in Bihar celebrated Holi on Monday with traditional fervour. But, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not one of them, and it was a low key Holi for RJD leader Lalu Prasad. Nitish Kumar did not mark Holi to express grief over the death of 23 children who died after...
  • Flayed for midday meal deaths, Bihar now 5th among best performing states 14-01-2014 05:09 PM

    Despite facing nationwide criticism over death of 23 children after having the midday meal last year, Bihar now secured the fifth position among best performing states. Claiming Bihar made strides in providing midday meal, state Education minister PK Shahi said as per assessment by Central agencies, "We are in the...
  • Uttarakhand govt seeks Rs 15 crore from Centre for disaster-hit schools 11-10-2013 01:33 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has asked the Centre to sanction Rs 15 crore for the repair and reconstruction of 139 middle schools destroyed in the mid June calamity in the hill state. The demand was raised by Uttarakhand Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani at the 62nd meeting of Central Education Advisory...
  • Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: Pesticide trader arrested 20-09-2013 03:40 PM

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police on Friday detained a pesticide trader in connection with the mid-day meal tragedy in a school that claimed 23 lives in July. Vakil Rai, who runs a pesticide and fertilizers shop in Vishnupur village in Saran district, has been detained for...
  • 43 students fall ill after eating midday meal in school 31-08-2013 05:47 PM

    Berhampur:At least 43 students on Saturday taken ill after consuming midday meal at a primary school at Aska in Ganjam district, about 45-km from Berhampur, official sources said. All the students were admitted at the Aska hospital immediately and two of them referred to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: School principal's jail custody extended by 14 days 07-08-2013 09:37 PM

    The principal of the government school at Chhapra in Bihar where 23 students had died after eating poisonous mid-day meal was on Wednesday remanded in jail custody for 14 more days. Chhapra Chief Judicial Magistrate Arun Kumar Jha extended the judicial custody of Meena Devi by 14 days till August...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Bihar plans memorial for 23 dead students 03-08-2013 04:54 PM

    Bihar plans a memorial for the 23 children who died last month after eating a mid-day meal at a government school in Saran district, an official said Saturday. Saran District Magistrate Abhijit Sinha said a memorial would be set up at the school in Gandaman village, from where all the...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: School principal Meena Devi sent to judicial custody 03-08-2013 05:12 AM

    The principal of a Bihar school, where 23 children died in July 2013 after eating contaminated food, was sent to judicial custody on Friday after she underwent a lie detector test, police said. Meena Devi, principal of the government primary school at Gandaman village in Saran district, was sent to...
  • Bihar legislature adjourned sine die after six-day long monsoon session 02-08-2013 08:18 PM

    The Bihar legislature on Friday was adjourned sine die after a six-day long stormy monsoon session beginning from July 26. During the brief session, two houses of the legislature took up a number of legislative and financialbusinesses and adjournment motions on issues like the Chapra mid-day meal tragedy, drought, Bodh...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Protesting primary teachers to resume duties 29-07-2013 09:34 PM

    Four days after staying off from duties in midday meal scheme, nearly three lakh primary school teachers on Monday decided to end their stir after assurance from the government to look into their demands. The teachers would resume midday meal scheme duties from tomorrow. "We have arrived at a solution...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Schools asked to purchase quality food items 28-07-2013 05:26 PM

    Jolted by the death of 23 children in a midday meal tragedy at Chhapra, the Bihar government has made it compulsory for schools to purchase quality food items so that students get proper meals. According to new guidelines, every school has to purchase mustard and vegetable oil bearing agmark and...
  • Chhapra school principal's polygraph test to be conducted at Delhi 26-07-2013 10:17 PM

    Bihar police on Friday decided to take jailed principal of Chhapra school, accused in the death of 23 children after eating poisonous midday meal, for polygraph test to Delhi. "Polygraph test of Principal Meena Devi will be conducted at Central Forensic Science Laboratory Delhi by an expert," Director General of...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Saran administration failed to take corrective action, says report 26-07-2013 09:19 PM

    An HRD Ministry report into the mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar has suggested emergency medical plan to avoid such incidents as it blamed the Saran district administration for failing to take corrective action despite being informed about its performance in handling the scheme. The report also criticised the district administration...
  • Chhattisgarh govt organises training programmes for mid-day meal cooks 26-07-2013 07:59 PM

    Against the backdrop of the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy, Chhattisgarh Government has started a training programme for the cooks of the mid-day meal scheme and their assistants to educate them about the nutritional value of food and hygiene. The government has strictly instructed the principals and cooks to taste the...
  • India's transformation is not orderly but accidental: Shankkar Aiyar 09-04-2013 03:27 PM

    In 'Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change', noted journalist-analyst, Shankkar Aiyar, examines India's ascent through the paradigm of seven game changers: the economic liberalization of 1991, the Green Revolution of the sixties, the nationalization of banks in 1969, Operation Flood in the seventies, the...
  • WB: 147 students fall ill after consuming midday meal 05-04-2013 09:56 PM

    Salboni: 147 students in Salboni, a small town in Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, have taken ill after consuming their midday meal. The incident happened at Kalaimuri Netaji High School. Student were taken taken to the local hospital and were put under observation. More details are awaited. ...
  • J Dey Murder: Police still clueless on sixth day 18-06-2011 12:29 AM

    Mumbai: Almost a week after the murder of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, city police still continue to be groping in the dark as no substantial clue has been found in connection with the sensational killing. "We do not have anything much to say as far as the investigation (into...
  • Jyotirmoy Dey's work reflected the man he was

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    I did not know Jyotirmoy Dey. In fact, I didn't recollect any of his stories until I re-read them in the papers a few days...

  • Three detained in J Dey murder case let off 16-06-2011 10:25 AM

    Mumbai: Three persons who were detained in connection with the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey here, have been let off, police said on Thursday. Three suspects, Anwar, Mateen Iqbal Hatela and Shaikh believed to be associated with gangster Chhota Shakeel were picked for questioning on Wednesday to ascertain their...
  • Are journalists responsible for their own safety? 13-06-2011 10:57 PM

    On Talking Point, Suhasini Haidar asks, 'Are journalists responsible for their own safety?' ...
  • J Dey murder: Maha CM seeks quick probe 12-06-2011 02:57 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to arrest the culprits responsible for the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey at the earliest. Dey, who was working as an investigative editor with Mid-Day, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Saturday. The Chief...
  • I heard three shots: eyewitness, J Dey killing 11-06-2011 05:26 PM

    J Dey, a Midday reporter was shot dead by four gunmen in Powai, Mumbai. ...
  • Dey wasn't blackmailing anyone: Bhujbal 11-06-2011 05:20 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said that crime journalist J Dey, who was killed in Mumbai on Saturday, did not target any gang or oil mafia in particular and was not "blackmailing" anyone. Asked if the killing could be linked to elements from the underworld or the oil mafia,...
  • Boy gets his head stuck in a pressure cooker 10-05-2011 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Kids should stay out of the kitchen they say. Apparently they should also stay away from kitchen utensils. Meet three-year-old Shivam from Rani Bagh area in northwest Delhi. The child was at home playing with a pressure cooker when his head accidentally got stuck in it. Hearing him...
  • Rani is the best co-star: Abhishek 20-04-2011 04:02 PM

    Abhishek Bachchan called Rani Mukerji his favourite co-star in a recent interview. "Rani is the best co-star I have ever worked with. She's beautiful and is a brilliant actor." Junior B has shared his best on-screen chemistry with the actress in Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli, Laga Chunari Mein Daag and...
  • Jaya sends notice to media organisations 07-03-2011 02:23 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Monday, issued legal notices to three media organisations, including DMK-owned 'Kalaignar TV', for carrying "frivolous and defamatory" reports linking her to tainted Pune-based businessman Hassan Ali Khan, and demanded unconditional apology from them. The notices have been issued to Mumbai-based eveninger 'Mid-Day', Chennai-based DMK's...
  • Twitter picture gets Bipasha Basu in trouble 23-02-2011 12:04 PM

    There is outrage over a snapshot Bipasha Basu posted on her micro-blogging site on Monday. The actress displayed a picture of her feet with two young girls bending over to tie her shoelaces. She wrote, "I need to learn to tie shoe laces ASAP! Embarassed that I can't! No patience.....
  • Bebo banters about actors 18-02-2011 05:46 PM

    Mumbai:When someone asked Kareena Kapoor who she considered competition, she replied Rani Mukerji. When questioned about her contemporaries like Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, Bebo shot back saying, “I thought you were talking about actors!” Ouch! ...